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Keeping Our Daily Coffee: The Farmers in Peru Adapting to Climate Change


Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, weather, agriculture, coffee production, world, nature, globalwarming, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 896 days ago - theecologist.org
Shade-grown, hand picked coffee is one of Peru's biggest exports, but the country's smallholder farmers face sustained crop losses from extreme weathe



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ellen m. (222)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 1:38 am
The one thing i refuse to give up is my coffee, and it has to be fair trade. This is the one item for myself that i am willing to pay a higher price for.
I support these smaller farmers all the way, and i really hope that education in growing practices can keep up with climate change.
And while a may live in Seattle i have no loyalty to Starbucks for the simple fact that they make a fortune, but did you know that if you want Fair Trade coffee you have to actually state that when ordering ?!!
As far as i'm concerned it should be a given...especially here where the WTO "Battle in Seattle" is still a very sore subject. Thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 4:13 am
noted - tea for me but that changes also
 

John Gregoire (258)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 5:27 am
Ellen and others,
While I agree on Fair Trade, please help a little more and buy only "shade grown" coffee to help sustain neotropical migrant birds in theiur wintering habitat. I strongly recommend the "Higher Ground" coffee company. All of their many offerings are organic, fair trade and shade grown. Many support non-profits with a tide donation. We've been customers for several years and love it!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 6:03 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Kristen Giffin (17)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 8:10 am
Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (634)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 10:15 am
thanks, noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 1:30 pm
thank you Cal, noted.
 

Michela m. (3960)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 2:03 pm

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ellen m. (222)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 1:35 am
Hey John, got the memo, but had to go to three stores to find some!

Thank god they were all within a block or two of each other or they would have had to give it away to offset my gas usage....And you're right, i like it though it wasn't until after i had brewed some i realized it tasted alot like the KIVU i normally buy, and with good reason...KIVU is shade grown also, but while organically grown, it is not yet certified...oops, my bad...hope there's no earth shattering downside to that! :-)









Hey John, got your memo and some



 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 6:32 am
signed
 

chris b. (37)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 4:28 pm
I don't drink coffee anymore but did buy shade grown when I did. Glad to hear you don't buy Starbucks! UGH!!
 

Dave C. (216)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 5:01 pm
1 cup a day...fair trade/organic/shade-grown only....however, anything that will get more UScitizens to think about the negatives of climate change and actually do something is good so let's share this widely.....know many who can't face a day without many cups.....
 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 5:41 pm
thank you for the info
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 9:53 pm
If you love coffee...FALL IN LOVE WITH STOPPING GLOBAL WARMING, NOW, NOT LATER...AND I KNOW WE DO.!!!...BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING AND "INPOINTING LOGICAL SOLUTIONS, FOR ALL THESE ISSUES..THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED!!..Please & thankyou!
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday May 28, 2012, 5:38 pm
Thank you Cal, thank you Michela
 

Michela m. (3960)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 5:17 am


To THOSE who clearly STATE that WE CAN DO NOTHING about it:

Yes, WE are only one single DROP,

but ALL together: we are an OCEAN!!
ALL together we can make a difference!!

At this point, being still PASSIVE & PESSIMISTIC DOESN'T HELP HUMANITY, nor WILDLIFE, nor OUR CHILDREN or GRANDCHILDREN!!!!!

WE NEED to REACT & ACT!!! NOT REMAIN still PASSIVE!!!!!! WE MUST NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!

Being ACTIVE & not PASSIVE CAN STILL HELP US!!!!!!!!!!

MAKING GOVERNMENTS UNDERSTAND that WE ARE FED UP of the BIG CORPORATION CONTROL (i.e.= MONEY & GREED) that is taking ALL SPECIES & LIFE on EARTH in general, to ESTINGUISH!!!!!!

WE OWE THIS TO OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world
-Margaret Mead (Anthroplologist)
 

Debbie Williamson (270)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:55 am
noted, thank you
 
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